Make Sure your Copied Text is Clean in MS Word

Dennis Faas's picture

Many times we copy text from some place on the Internet and then blithely paste it into our half-finished Word document to complete a report for someone in our office. But now it doesn't look quite right and you cannot seem to edit it for some reason!

That is because when you copy the text from a Web page or another document, you bring the source's formatting from what you copied into your document.

Follow the steps below to prevent that from happening when you copy and paste text:

  1. Click in your document where you want to paste the text that you have just copied.
  2. Click on Edit | Paste | Paste Special and select Unformatted Text.

It's a simple way to make sure that you don't have a lot of trouble with your document.

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